Following yesterday’s announcement that The Cure will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2019, the buzz surrounding the timeless new wave rockers is strong. With an extensive European festival tour already on their calendar for 2019 (with more dates to be added soon), frontman Robert Smith has confirmed that a new album is in the works, marking their first in over a decade.

The Cure has released thirteen studio albums since 1979, with their most recent being 4:13 Dream in 2008. The band gained commercial success with “Let’s Go to Bed” (1982), “Just Like Heaven” (1987), “Lovesong” (1989), and “Friday I’m in Love” (1992), and have sold tens of millions of records to date.

In a recent interview with SiriusXM, Smith revealed the timeline for the pending album’s completion: “We’re going in about six weeks time to finish up what will be our first album in more than a decade. It’s very exciting times for us all around.”

After curating the 2018 Meltdown Festival, which featured Nine Inch Nails, Death Cab For Cutie, Black Moth Super Rainbow, and more in London, Smith felt “inspired to do something new” after “seeing all these new bands.”

You can listen to Robert Smith confirming a new album from The Cure in the audio clip below:

[Audio: SiriusXM Entertainment]

The Cure 2019 Tour Dates:
03/16 – Joannesburg, SA @ Rock on the Lawns
03/18 – Cape Town, SA @ Rock on the Lawns
06/08 – Dublin, IE @ Malahide Castle
06/13-15 – Nickelsdorf, AT @ Nova Rock Festival
06/16 – Florence, IT @ Firenze Rocks
06/21-23 – Schessel, DE @ Hurricane Festival
06/21-23 – Neuhausen ob eck, DE @ Southside Festival
06/24-26 – Zagreb, HR @ INmusic Festival
06/28 – Werchter, BE @ Rock Werchter
07/04 – Novi Sad, RS @ Exit Festival
07/06 – Roskilde, DK @ Roskilde Festival
07/11 – Lisbon, PT @ NOS Alive Festival
07/12-13 – Madrid, ES @ Mad Cool Festival
07/17 – Athens, GR @ Ejekt Festival
07/18-20 – Ostrava, CZ @ Colours of Ostrava
07/22 – Bucharest, RO @ Rock the City Festival
08/03 – Moscow, RU @ Afisha Picnic
08/07 – Oslo, NO @ Oya Festival
08/09-11 – Helsinki, FI @ Flow Festival
08/16 – Glasgow, UK @ Glasgow Summer Sessions
08/23 – Paris, FR @ Rock en Seine

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[H/T CoS]